Indiana saw an end to a most memorable outdoor season for the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha team. All three riders were winners in one way or another, at this final round. Cooper Webb won the first moto, Aaron Plessinger won the second moto and took the overall for the day. However, the most significant victory was when Jeremy Martin won his second Pro Motocross championship, in a row. After winning two championships in 2015, it is without question that Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha has found a winning formula. This formula is devised of a combination of hard work from the riders, crew and sponsors. Team owner, Bobby Regan, is most greatful for everyone’s commitment and dedication throughout this year.
The penultimate round in Utah could easily be described as the most exciting race yet. Martin went into this round with just a four point lead. He got held up on the start of the first moto but made an amazing come-back; fighting for every championship point that he could. He finished third in the first moto and won the second moto, which awarded him the overall win. Teammates Webb and Plessinger also put in some spectacular riding with Webb battling for the lead in both motos and Plessinger getting his fifth top-five moto finish, in his rookie season. Webb went 2-2, taking 3rd overall and Plessinger went 4-4, for 4th overall.
Yamaha celebrated its 60th anniversary this weekend and the team was decked out in yellow and black gear, with bikes to match. Webb and Martin once again featured, along with their teammate Plessinger who is proving to be a front-runner, in his first pro season. Martin took the win in the first moto and teammates Webb and Plessinger both crashed, which didn’t give them the results that their riding deserved. Webb finished eighteenth and Plessinger sixteenth. In the second moto, Webb was in second place, challenging for the lead, when he went down with two laps to go. Plessinger finished third and Martin fifth, which earned him third overall for the day.
The world was waiting to hear who would be chosen to represent Team USA at this year’s Motocross of Nations. The announcement was finally made at the tenth round of the series, Unadilla; revealing that two, of the three-man team, would be filled by Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders. Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb will proudly represent team USA at the French track, Ernee on September 27.
The ninth round of the Lucas Oil Motocross championship was wet and muddy. The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders thrived in the mud; all three finishing in the top five. Rookie, Aaron Plessinger, really stood out with his speed and control in the slippery conditions. He went 5-4 and got his first podium of the season. Webb was 2nd and 1st, which earned him his second overall win in a row. Martin went 9-3, which placed him fifth overall.